If you’re looking for the best pizza in Destin, FL, you’ve come to the right place. We’re going on a tour of 15 of the best venues to get a tasty pie – and you’re invited!
So whether you’re after a quick takeout or an evening of food and entertainment, step this way. We’ve got somewhere that will be the perfect match. And we’ll tell you everything you need to know before you place your order.
1. Merlins Pizza
- Address: 1251 Airport Road, Destin, Florida 32541
- Tel: 850-650-3000
Merlins Pizza is open seven days a week from 11am to 11pm. You can dine in, collect your food for takeout, or get it delivered to your door. The dining room is small but comfortable, and the service is fast and friendly.
The pizza consistently gets top marks from diners, with favorite toppings including the Philly Cheese Steak and the Meaty Feast. But there’s plenty of choice for vegetarians too, including the option to build your own. And if you have a gluten intolerance, you can select a gluten-free crust.
Also on the menu are a tasty range of appetizers, including Bacon and Onion Cheese Bread and a Half-Pound Bloomin’ Meatball. There are salads and wings too. And to finish, choose from cinnamon bread, cheesecake or a serving of Key Lime Pie.
2. Vinny McGuire’s
- Address: 29 Harbor Boulevard, Destin, Florida 32541
- Tel: 850-650-0116
If you’re looking for a restaurant with a laid-back vibe, check out Vinny McGuire’s. Here you can dine in, get takeout or have your food delivered. It’s open from 11am to 7pm seven days a week.
Vinny’s describes itself as a “pizza pub”. The mix of Irish and Italian indicated by its name is reflected in the menu too. Here you can create your own pizza, then wash it down with an Irish ale.
The crust is New York style, and it comes with your choice of red or white pizza sauce. There’s a good selection of meats, cheeses and vegetables to go on top. And your first three toppings are included in the price.
There’s an eclectic range of appetizers too, and a choice of gelato or tiramisu for dessert.
3. Mimmo’s Ristorante Italiano
- Address: 979 US Highway 98 East, Suite 5, Destin, Florida 32541
- Tel: 850-460-7353
Mimmo’s is one of the most popular restaurants in Destin, so book ahead if you want to dine in. Alternatively, you can pick up your takeout yourself, but note that there’s no delivery service here. It’s open seven days a week, from 11am to 10pm Monday to Friday, and 5pm to 10pm on the weekend.
The dining room is small but cosy, with attractive décor featuring wood and stone accents. Service is generally good, though we have heard occasional reports of a less positive experience.
The menu features a wide range of Italian dishes. The pizzas are great – light and crispy crusts, flavorful sauces, and plenty of toppings. And there’s a good selection of beverages too.
4. Jester Mardi Gras Daiquiris and Pizza
- Address: 34 Harbor Boulevard #106, Destin, Florida 32541
- Tel: 850-650-3615
Jester Mardi Gras brings New Orleans flavor to Destin with its menu of daiquiris and pizza.
It’s open from 11am seven days a week. On Mondays in winter it closes at 9pm, on Tuesdays to Thursdays and Sundays it’s 10pm, and it’s 11pm on Friday and Saturday nights. It stays open later in the summer months, so check the website for details.
The pies are served by the slice, and you can choose from cheese or pepperoni. Time it right, and the fresh crust is light and crunchy. But your slice sometimes needs to be reheated, which can make it rather chewy.
The cocktails and daiquiris here, however, are the stars of the show. Choose from flavors including strawberry, banana, mango and kiwi. Other cocktails include favorites like the white Russian, pina colada and margarita.
5. Pazzo Italiano
- Address: 34904 Emerald Coast Parkway #114, Destin, Florida 32541
- Tel: 850-974-5484
Pazzo Italiano offers what some consider to be the finest pizza in Destin. Dine in and enjoy the stylish interior and relaxed atmosphere, or collect your food for takeout. You can also get your food delivered via Doordash, GrubHub or Uber Eats.
The menu combines Italian classics with contemporary flavors. The pizzas are made with handcrafted dough and cooked in a traditional wood-fired oven. There’s a good selection for both vegetarians and meat eaters, including favorites like Cheese, Pepperoni and Quattro Stagioni.
If you’re feeling more adventurous, try the no-sauce Gorgonzola, which also features caramelized onions, mozzarella and grilled free-range chicken. And if you can’t decide, the Pizza Pazzo Italiano offers four types of pizza in a single pie.
Also on the menu are antipasti, calzones, salads and desserts. At lunchtime there are panini, and at dinner there are pastas, sides and entrées too.
6. La Famiglia
- Address: 16055 Emerald Coast Parkway #114, Destin, Florida 32541
- Tel: 850-279-4527
La Famiglia is a family owned and run restaurant on Destin’s Emerald Coast. It’s open from 1 to 9pm Monday through to Saturday, staying closed on Sundays. You can dine in, order takeout, or have your food delivered courtesy of GrubHub.
The pizzas here are all 14 inches and have a light, thin crust. There are a range of toppings to suit every preference, and you can add extras to any pie too.
Options include the Deliziosa, with tomato sauce, mozzarella, pepperoni, Italian sausage, mushrooms, green peppers and black olives. And the Ortolana is a vegetarian pie combining tomato sauce, mozzarella, zucchini, eggplant and muhrooms.
There’s also a range of antipasti, salads, soups, pasta, and meat and fish dishes. And there’s a selection of small plates for children under 11.
7. Camille’s at Crystal Beach
- Address: 2931 Scenic Highway 98, Destin, Florida 32541
- Tel: 850-337-8860
Camille’s offers a café for light bites and pastries, and a restaurant. The latter is where you’ll find the pizza, and it’s open from 5pm to 10pm every day. Dine in and you’ll often be treated to live music or special events. Or if you prefer, you can enjoy your food at home with takeaway or delivery options.
There are just four types of pizza here, all made with a thin crust. But what the menu lacks in range, it more than makes up for with quality.
A particular highlight is the Shrimp Pizza, with freshly caught Gulf shrimp, olive oil, garlic, oregano and pecorino romano. The other options are a Margherita, Pepperoni or the Beachcomber, which features tomato sauce, pepperoni, pineapple, jalapeno and mozzarella.
Elswehere on the menu there’s a fantastic selection of appetizers, salads and entrees.
8. Jet’s Pizza
- Address: 4418 Commons Drive East, Destin, Florida 32541
- Tel: 850-654-5387
Jet’s Pizza is an unpretentious counter serve chain that’s open seven days a week. You can’t dine in here, but you can pick up your food or have it delivered to your door. And you can order everything online or by phone as well as in person.
They’re best known for their square, buttery Detroit-style pizza with a flavored crust. There’s also classic hand-tossed pizza, huge New York style slices, crispy thin crust or deep dish. Whatever your pizza preference, you’ll find an option to suit. And there are gluten-free crusts too.
The sauces are freshly made and packed with flavor. And you can add your own choice of crust topping at no extra charge. Options include butter, romano, sesame or poppy seeds, cajun and garlic.
Also on the menu are subs, salads, wings and more.
9. Little Caesars Pizza
- Address: 979 Highway 98 East, Suite B2, Destin, Florida 32541
- Tel: 850-837-7100
If you’re looking for reliable takeaway pizza at a budget-friendly price, check out Destin’s branch of Little Caesars Pizza. It’s open from 11am to 10pm Sunday to Thursday, and to 11pm on Friday and Saturday nights.
It’s known for its Hot ’n’ Ready pizza, conveniently ready for serving. That does mean it’s not as fresh as you’ll get in other places. But if your priority is speedy service, it’s hard to beat.
And the prices are very economical – we’ve heard from customers who’ve fed 11 people for less than $50. And had leftovers to finish up the next day.
10. Pascalli Kitchen
- Address: 1688 Scenic Gulf Dr UNIT C, Miramar Beach, FL 32550
- Tel: 850-424-6500
Just along the coast at Miramar Beach you’ll find Pascalli Kitchen, home of excellent takeaway pizza. It’s open every day except Mondays, from 8am to 7pm. And there’s a delicious breakfast menu served until 11am.
The pizzas here are New York style and 16 inches across. You can buy a whole pie or a slice, which is one quarter. There are also slice bundles with salad and drinks. And if you prefer, you can buy a 7-inch personal cheese pizza and add toppings of your choice. Gluten-free crusts are available too.
There’s also a great range of appetizers (including pizza rolls), calzones, Stromboli, pasta dishes, sandwiches and salads. And there’s a small kids’ menu served for lunch and dinner.
11. PJ’s Pasta, Pizza, Ice Cream & Catering
- Address: 10859 Emerald Coast Parkway Suite 404, Miramar Beach, Florida 32550
- Tel: 850-842-2294
Another Miramar Beach destination, PJ’s offers great pizza six days a week, staying closed on Sundays. It usually opens in two stretches, for lunch then dinner.
On Mondays and Tuesdays through Fridays, it’s open between 11am and 2pm. Note that there’s no lunch service on Saturdays. From Wednesday through to Saturday, the second opening is from 4 to 9pm. On Mondays and Tuesdays, it opens at the same time but closes at 8.30pm.
There’s a great range of pizzas in 10 and 14-inch pies, and there’s a gluten-free 10-inch crust too. There’s a decent selection of meat, vegetarian and seafood topping combinations. And you can add extra toppings to any of them.
Also on the menu are subs, salads, appetizers, sandwiches and desserts.
12. Fat Clemenza’s Brick Oven Pizzaria
- Address: 12273 US-98, Miramar Beach, FL 32550
- Tel: 850-650-5980
Fat Clemenza’s is open every day except Sunday. Dine in and enjoy the lively and casual atmosphere, or order your food for takeout or delivery.
Fat Clemenza’s has been awarded Best Pizza in Destin in multiple years. Pies are available in 9, 12 and 16-inch diameters.
Meat eaters who aren’t sure what to choose could opt for the Margherita Pizza, which pretty much has it all. It features sausage, pepperoni, Canadian bacon, hamburger and bacon. And there’s also mushrooms, olives, onions and green peppers.
There are many perfect dishes on the menu like Caesar Salad, Mimmos Homemade Garlic Rolls and Ricotta Stuffed Shells.
It’s pizza time!
That brings us to the end of our tour of 15 places to get the best pizza in Destin and the surrounding area! Whatever your taste buds are hankering after, we hope you’ve found an option to suit.
There are lots of great choices here, whatever your budget. Whether you want to dine in and listen to music, or tuck yourself up quietly at home, there’s somewhere that’s just right.
We hope you enjoy your next pizza night!
Kathryn’s love for pizza started when she was still young. When she was young, she’s been a picky eater–that’s what her Mom used to say. The only food that she enjoyed and loved was pizza–until now! Her love for pizza turned into a passion!